‘No govt policy effective without public cooperation’

‘No govt policy effective without public cooperation’

Volunteers clear garbage at Padua area in Mangaluru on Sunday.

Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan’s fifth ‘Shramadan’ was carried out at Padua area in Mangaluru on Sunday. MCC Commissioner Mohammad Nazeer flagged off the cleanliness drive. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Nazeer said “No policy of the government is effective without the cooperation of the public. If Mangaluru has attracted the attention of the whole nation today, the credit goes to the Ramakrishna Mission’s Swacchata Abhiyan which is being carried out consistently with the public support”. Over 200 volunteers participated in the cleanliness drive.

Members of Nivedita Balaga cleaned the Padua Highway. Another team, under the guidance of Suresh Shetty, removed heaps of plastic on both sides of the highway.

Weeds on either side of the road were cleared. Garbage and plastic waste were cleared on the road leading to KPT. The volunteers cleaned and painted two bus shelters. Two direction boards were also cleaned and repainted.

Heaps of garbage, plastic papers, old beds, cloth and building debris were lying scattered on both sides of the Padua – KPT highway. Volunteers removed the garbage using earthmovers and transported it in six tipper lorries.

The Ramakrishna Mission in association with DK and Udupi zilla panchayats, carried out a cleanliness drive in 40 villages.

The drive was taken up at Ujire, Tannirupantha, Irvathur, Belalu, Aivarnadu, Bengamale, Padupanambur, Miyar, Ambalapady, Mudarangadi, Kotathattu, Shirur, Jadkal, Hardalli-Mandalli, Madamakki, Vandse, Belman, Kadthal, Kervashe, Bailur, Bola, Heroor, Nallur, Durga, Kukkandoor, Inna, Chara, Halady and other gram panchayats.